Hello again, my fabulous internet friends! I hope you are all feeling great and enjoying this amazing fall day. What gorgeous weather for doing anything outside, am I right?? I was just out on my bike riding around, and I think the whole city of Philadelphia agrees with me – there were SO many people out walking their dogs, shopping, running, picnicking at the park, and generally just frolicking about and doing their favorite things to do on a day like today. Which led me to think, “What are MY favorite things to do, see, eat, … in Philly, the city of brotherly love?” Oh man, there are plenty.
As you already know, I love love LOVE to eat. Of course, most of the time I like to keep it healthy and fill my plate with things that will give me proper nutrition and be good for my body, but sometimes you’ve just gotta splurge. It’s good for the soul. Haha. Some of my favorite splurge spots are Pat’s Steaks (Cheesesteaks for the win! And dude, it’s way better than Geno’s.), Max Brenner (chocolate everything), Sabrina’s Café (a cute but always packed brunch spot with the most amazing stuffed challah French toast), Chickie’s and Pete’s (crabfries! there are a few locations, including a stand at Citizens Bank Park, where I go to watch my Phillies baseball team play ball), and finally, Federal Donuts (where you can get your fluffy, sugary donut fix with a side of fried chicken).
And what goes better with food than drinks?! I have a few regular bars I visit in Center City, where I enjoy great drinks, great entertainment, and a real sense of community. Monk’s Café in the Rittenhouse Square area tops my list for its insane beer list (I think they even call it a “bible”) and its mussels! Not to be confused with muscles. Lol. Also excellent is Tria, where you can find very good Sunday specials on beers, wines, and cheese plates. For a dive bar feel, Bob & Barbara’s is where it’s at! It’s on South Street and features crazy entertainment like Drunken Spelling Bee night and drag shows!!!
I would be remiss not to mention in my list of favorites my home sweet home, where I live, where I spend a majority of my waking (and all of my sleeping) hours, 10 Rittenhouse Square Condos!
Located on 18th Street between Walnut and Sansom, it’s in the PERFECT location. Less than a block from Rittenhouse Square, I can literally walk (or, usually, in my case, bike) everywhere in the city. But that’s only the beginning. The building is absolutely stunning inside, with marble floors, regal furnishings, and just a really opulent feel. There’s a doorman and concierge, who make me feel like a princess. And when I want to get my indoor fitness on, I just stop on by the modern, well-equipped fitness center, where I can ride the stationary bicycle, run on the treadmill, row on the rowing machine, lift weights, and sweat to my heart’s content. Not to mention the swimming pool. Seriously, this place rocks!
Alright, I think that’s enough for one sitting! More to come. Off to walk Scooby the dog!!! Woof! 🙂